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18 October 2005 @ 08:17 pm
Halloween: Italian Style  
Last Halloween-themed post of this year for you ghouls and goblins.

Nicolai's track starts with trembling violins, a screeching trumpet, random piano chords, then a rock drum beat kicks in. Spooky AND groovy!

Click hereTo Download Bruno Nicolai's "La Coda Dello Scorpione"

Under-rated score by the Maestro. This track is a scary mess of noise, but the rest of the score is groovy with wordless vocals, my favorite kind of Morricone! Oh, and the plot of this movie is killer. "A woman is found dead with her belly torn apart. The victim's husband hires a detective to investigate. Meanwhile, other women are murdered in the same way:A sting to immobilize them before ripping their belly apart. The solution will be found in a beauty salon, which was attended by all the victims."
C'mon, how f-ing glamorous is that? A sinister beauty salon that murders it's clients by ripping their torsos wide open? Somebody PLEASE release a legit DVD of this...

Click hereTo Download Ennio Morricone's "La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero"

Crappy movie, but an excellent soundtrack. This track is dreamy, yet eerily haunting.
Click hereTo Download Ennio Morricone's "Regan's Theme - Floating"

No More Lilly Marlenefiddle_faddle on October 19th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
I love these posts! Such lovely music! And excellent for halloween! Many exclamation marks!
If You Don't Swing, Don't Ringmojo_navigator on October 19th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero is released on DVD today in Italy coincidentally (or maybe not coincidentally). And I intend getting it - its got not one, not two but three bond girls in there. Not sure if any of them get nude though.

Thanks for Bruno Nicolai. He also did the soundtrack for Adios Sabata (a film that even more coincidentally was released on DVD for the first time yesterday!). I've not seen the film yet but the soundtrack is fucking KILLER.
nurse_marbles: Genenurse_marbles on October 20th, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Mojo hearts Bond girls
Whoa, have you checked the specs on this La Tarantola... release? Does it have English subtitles or is is dubbed? For some reason all the giallo movies I buy are dubbed and I can't stand that. If you buy it, may sure you tell me how it is. And I bet the Bond girls get nude. Every pic I've seen has a shirtless woman with her guts hanging out OR a spider on her stomach. I found an "import" dvd I may order:
(Anonymous) on October 20th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
Re: Mojo hearts Bond girls
Don't get that one. It's a dodgy full screen release. The one you want is this one here:


It's widescreen AND it's uncut but unfortunately, it's dubbed too. Here's some info I dug up re the audio on this release:

"In terms of audio, separate mono tracks are provided in both English and Italian. No subtitles are provided, meaning that English-speaking viewers are more or less forced to watch the English dub rather than the Italian variant. This is in itself not a problem, because the English track is reasonably good, despite suffering from the aforementioned problems with certain secondary characters. Still, the choice would have been nice, and the lack of support for the deaf and hearing impaired is disappointing. The actual audio quality of the English track is surprisingly good, considering how strained the audio often is on releases of this vintage. The Italian track fares less well - it sounds softer and features noticeable distortion during the louder moments, especially with regard to the score. Still, if you understand Italian, this should prove to be a perfectly adequate listening choice. "

Also, you'll need a multi-region player/software to view it since its in PAL. But that you can get for around $40. And as for "And I bet the Bond girls get nude." that's enough to get me breaking out the Mastercard as soon as I've finished typing this. I'm prepared to pay good money to see a nude Barbara Bach with a spider on her stomach.
If You Don't Swing, Don't Ringmojo_navigator on October 20th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
Re: Mojo hearts Bond girls
That anonymous comment was me , btw. I wish these assholes at Live Journal would at least warn us that we're not logged in.
doktor_rotwangdoktor_rotwang on October 23rd, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
What kind of copyright is there on these? If, for instance, I were to nick them and use them in a movie (credited, obviously), would I end up with the Morricone family lawyers beating a path to my door? I'm assuming that since you put them up for public download it's all nice and legal, but maybe I haven't realised what a rebellious modern-day robin hood you are.

All this is completely hypothetical as the chances of me ever getting off my butt and actually making a movie are pretty slim :)
nurse_marbles: The Remainsnurse_marbles on October 23rd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yep, you've been away for so long, I turned into an MP3 hood while you've been gone:)
Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, copyrights expire after 25 years, unless the copyright owner chooses to re-new them. Now, these Morricone tracks were taken from CDs I have, so I'm sure somebody owns the rights to these. You could probably use them for something like a movie, but you would probably have to pay fee, given that the owner would let you use them in the first place.
doktor_rotwangdoktor_rotwang on October 23rd, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Cheers, god bless. Now, there's just the little matter of the £2,750 camcorder I want. Lend a hand, Mr. Hood?